Low growing, ornamental grass with striped green and yellow foliage. Pale green flower spikes are produced in late summer. Giving a long season of colour, the leaves can take on a red tinge in autumn before dying down in the winter to regrow in spring.
Plant into any good garden soil. Prune foliage down before new growth begins in spring, and feed with a good general fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
July - September